In the latest episode of Film Stories with Simon Brew, a comic book movie drastic course change and a small budget hit with an awful lot of characters.

1995’s Batman Forever was set to still star Michael Keaton up until a year before release. Yet Warner Bros wanted – and got – a very different film to 1992’s Batman Returns.

As for 2014’s Pride, this terrific British movie had a big cast and a small budget – and that was a combination that presented a fair few problems.

Stories of both are discussed in this episode.

Find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrew, and the podcast can be found at @filmstoriespod.